At long last, Marissa Mayer’s rocky reign at Yahoo appears to be coming to an end. The news comes not with a bang—or an exclamation point—but with something closer to a resigned sigh.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is in talks to acquire Tidal, also known as Jay-Z’s music streaming service that lets you listen to Kanye’s music a little bit earlier.
Well, this is awkward. Mere days after Hot Topic announced its plans to buy ThinkGeek for $122 million, the nerdy online retailer called the deal off. What’s the deal? Well, it turns out GameStop wanted to pay $18 million more.
If you track your fitness on your smartphone—and are serious about results—chances are pretty decent you've tried MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness or Endomondo. Guess what? All three of them belong to sportswear company Under Armour as of right now.
Remember Twitter Music? Probably not. The ill-fated recommendation service started as We Are Hunted, which was a great independent service until Twitter bought it, tanked its music ambitions, and killed it. Now there's a rumor Twitter has its roving eye on SoundCloud. We really hope history isn't about to repeat…
Your iPhone could be getting some serious new capabilities soon, following the news that Apple has acquired the 3D-sensing technology company PrimeSense. This is the same Israeli company that built the original Microsoft Kinect sensor. But that doesn't mean Apple's planning an Xbox competitor anytime soon.
Apple seems to be bolstering the public transportation offerings in Maps. It just acquired Embark, a small start up that specializes in transit. It's unclear how much Apple paid for the company, but the technology will be a welcome addition to iOS devices.
Apple just bought a small startup company you probably never heard of called Matcha.tv. Why is this important? Because it might, maybe, could possibly reveal what Apple sees as the future of Apple TV: a channel-less oasis where it doesn't matter what streaming service you watch your favorite TV show on as long as it's…
Apparently, Google wants to start a bidding war with Facebook over who gets to buy Waze. That sounds like a lot of fun, actually. Who's got more billions? [Bloomberg]
TechCrunch is reporting that Microsoft, which has already made an interesting $300 million investment in Nook, wants to double down and buy the whole darn thing. Specifically, Microsoft wants to pay $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media LLC—that would be the separate Nook company that spun off from…
Acquisitions usually aren't for nothing, and CNET is reporting that Twitter's purchase of music discovery app We Are Hunted last year means its own standalone music app is allegedly on the way very soon.
In December of 2009 Apple bought a small startup led by Bill Nguyen named Lala. The company was named after the first words of Nguyen's adopted son. It was also a word play on the solfège note "La". Lala struggled through pivot after pivot in the music industry, buying digital radio stations, a CD swapping business…
Facebook bought Instagram for a bazillion, Digg sold itself for a Quizno's gift card, and countless startups are hoping to get copped too. But if you could make it happen, which company would buy out which?